Oh, what a sight greeted me in the break room of the Liverpool Public Library on Tuesday.
A colleague is obviously a fan of the King.
Tuesday marked the anniversary of the celebrated rock ‘n’ roller’s passing. He left this world in an unfortunate way on Aug. 16, 1977, way too young.
People across the world did many things to mark his day, Billboard reported.
I remembered his panache, has way, his unmistakable sound. I thought to where I was when I heard Elvis had died. Yes, I was checking in for my junior year, in an administration building at the University of Maryland in College Park, a transfer student ready to make the change from a small junior SUNY school in upstate New York to one of largest and most prestigious journalism schools in America. Some staffers were buzzing with the news.
Back in the moment, I grabbed a snack.
I wandered down into the main room, into our stacks.
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Elvis lives on in hardcover at the Liverpool Public Library, when you look in the right spots. He’s a guy whose image has morphed many times over in the 39 years since his death.
If you recall, where were you when you heard Elvis died? Did you think of him Tuesday, and if so, what were your thoughts? Do you think more of the young Elvis or pudgy Elvis?